Tom Brady. (Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- As you probably know, Tom Brady wasn't around a whole lot this summer. The Patriots QB skipped voluntary workouts and only attended the few mandatory sessions. He missed a preseason-opening win over the Redskins, but--even at 41--looked sharp in his exhibition debut last week with 172 yards and two touchdowns on 19-of-26 passing.
Brady's expected to play a lot in tonight's clash with the Panthers in Carolina at 7:30, and he's eager to get more comfortable with the regular season approaching.
"The thing when you get in the games is, just the timing is different, because they can actually hit you," Brady said. "In practice, the rushers come and they stop, so you get a false sense of security of how long you can hold onto the ball. When they don't stop, you gotta get rid of the ball quicker. You gotta make faster decisions, your footwork has to be better, your pre-snap reads have to be better. All those things time up, and I like to be someone that can really anticipate things and be really efficient with what I'm doing, and the more time you have actually doing it, the better."
The regular season opens September 9 against the Texans.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports